International Falls

Boy in Custody after Allegedly Making Bomb Threat

Authorities say the threat was made Nov. 18.

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn.–An International Falls Middle School student is in custody after he was accused of making a bomb threat. The Koochiching County Attorney’s Office is reviewing the case and deciding whether to issue a juvenile delinquency petition against the 12-year-old. He could have a detention hearing Monday in juvenile court to determine whether he should continue to be held….

End Of An Era: Only One Kmart Will Remain In All of Minnesota, Two In North Dakota

Stores Being Closed In Fargo, St. Paul and International Falls

FARGO, N.D. — Kmart in Minneapolis will soon be the only store in the former retail giant’s chain that is still in operation in Minnesota. The company has announced plans to close its stores in St. Paul and International falls by the end of the year. It was also announced over the weekend that Kmart on South University Drive in…

Federal Agents Seize More than a Million Dollars in Counterfeit Goods.

The illegal merchandise was intercepted in three rail containers that were headed for Ranier.

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MINN.¬† (KFGO) – Federal agents report the seizure of more than one million dollars worth of counterfeit goods at the U-S-Canadian border at International Falls. U-S Customs and Border Protection says the illegal merchandise was intercepted in three rail containers that were headed for Ranier. Agents seized L-E-D televisions, gas-pricing displays and Apple and Samsung chargers and earphones…

Occupant of Disabled Vehicle Struck and Killed While Flagging Down Help

Authorhities say a 38-year-old man from Littlefork was driving the Ford Focus that hit her.

RAINY LAKE, MN. (AP) _ The Minnesota State Patrol says a woman trying to flag down help after her vehicle became disabled has been struck and killed on a northern Minnesota highway. The patrol says 18-year-old Kimburly Lynn Loycano, of International Falls, was walking southbound on Highway 71 in Rainy Lake with other occupants of the disabled vehicle when she…

Counterfeit Electronics Seized At Border Crossing In International Falls

Field officers found the fake merchandise in rail containers during an inspection

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MN —¬†Customs and Border Protection agents seize over $700,000 worth of counterfeit electronics at the border in International Falls, Minnesota. Amplifiers, earbuds and other electronics were confiscated. Field officers found the fake merchandise in rail containers during an inspection. In a similar operation at the same location, agents intercepted nearly 5,500 fake Barbie dolls in a rail car…

Rainy Lake Oil Co. Near International Falls Destroyed in Massive Fire

Photos and Video are Courtesy of Shelby Wolden

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. — A massive fire in northern Minnesota has destroyed a heating oil and fuel company near the Canadian border. Rainy Lake Oil Co. near International falls erupted last night in huge plumes of fire, fueled by eight or nine tanks inside the company’s warehouse. The company’s office manager says a warehouse, office and gas station were destroyed….

Blackduck Man Arrested After Allegedly Kidnapping Ex-Girlfriend

The woman had been abducted Friday in International Falls

HORNET TOWNSHIP, Minn, — A Blackduck, Minnesota man is in custody after being accused of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend. Joshua Smith, 31, was arrested after a search warrant was conducted on a residence in Hornet Township, about 30 miles northeast of Bemidji. Authorities found the woman walking away from the residence when they arrived and they sought the search warrant. The…

Voyageurs National Park Boasts Economic Success in 2016

Visitors from around the world helped boost the local economy of International Falls

Courtesy of: Wilderness InquiryINTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. — 2016 was a good year for the books at Voyageurs National Park in International Falls. The National Park Service said the local economic impact of visitors to the park is nearly $25 million for 2016. With nearly 250,000 visitors spending nearly $20 million dollars in surrounding communities, more than 300 jobs were supported…